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New season sheep feeds from Duffields February 5, 2017

Duffields have a  superb range of sheep feeds

Duffields Ewe Feeds and Lamb Feeds are tried and tested diets designed for optimising production and feeding efficiency.

Contact us today for further information and prices

 


Game feed and ruminants.An important message to customers August 26, 2016

Gamebird feed and ruminants: Advice from the VMD and APHA

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has been notified that there have been some concerns recently over livestock having access to game feed. As a result officials at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) are trying to raise awareness of the dangers concerned.

This information, put together by the APHA, is being published in the Agency’s surveillance highlights report and it is understood that something similar is shortly to be put in the Veterinary Record surveillance report.

The VMD has asked AIC to circulate this information to alert members so that you can, in turn, inform farmers of the risks.

Gamebird feed and ruminants: Two incidents in quick succession have highlighted risks to ruminants from gamebird feed. One incident involved medicated partridge feed being fed on moorland being co-grazed by sheep; the second involved medicated pheasant feed to which beef cows and calves had access.  Unintended exposure to medicated feed is bad practice and unacceptable for many environmental and animal related reasons.  These include:-

  • Clinical disease and death due to unregulated access to grain based feed. This could potentially cause grain overload and clostridial disease.
  • Clinical disease and death due to unregulated access to feed medicated with lasalocid causing ionophore toxicity.
  • Unintended exposure of ruminants to medications in feed which were not intended to be fed to ruminants.  This requires a prolonged withdrawal period to be set and observed.
  • Exposure of ruminants to gamebird feed which contains fish protein and as such is a breach of the Animal by-Products Regulations.
  • Failure to follow guidance recommendations for the use of medicated feed including those associated with antimicrobial resistance.

The clinical signs of ionophore toxicity in ruminants include sudden death, diarrhoea, respiratory signs and recumbency, and pathological findings include focal cardiomyopathy, skeletal muscle necrosis and pulmonary oedema.

Colleagues are advised to be alert to the problem at this time of year and to actively address the potential food chain issues by preventing further access.  Information regarding what is in the feed is required.  Please report suspected incidents to APHA at an early stage.


Duffields attend Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show August 18, 2016

Duffields South West attended the Gillingham and Shaftesbury show on the 17th August on a very sunny day. We had a really busy stand and the catering staff had to work hard to keep up with the constant demand which left us with no food at the end. This show has been unlucky with wet weather during recent years so it was great for everyone involved that this year’s event was on one of the hottest days; In fact many people felt it was too hot!!!

 

 

GS Show 2016 (14)


Reseeding with Duffields Agricultural grass seed range August 16, 2016

Thinking of reseeding your pastures this year?

If so please consider the Duffields Grassfields range of grass seed mixtures

Choose from a bespoke range produced for Duffields by one of the top world wide seed houses.

Mixtures range from Short term and long term mixtures for grazing,silage or multi purpose

Please find our seed range on our Duffields Direct page and contact your local Duffield feed mill for more information.

clamp buster reeseed

ABOVE DUFFIELDS CLAMP BUSTER MIXTURE

LOCATION- NORFOLK 2016 Picture taken 19th May 2016

rushmer fast grass

ABOVE DUFFIELDS FAST GRASS I YEAR LEY

SOWN 10TH October 2015,cows grazed  from 20th February 2016 picture taken 3rd March 2016.Location South Norfolk


Duffields Sponsor National Champions Tim Pendle and Ed Rutherford July 25, 2016

Duffields Sponsor National Champions Tim Pendle and Ed Rutherford

Tim Pendle and Ed Rutherford won the senior men`s K2 canoe race at Reading this weekend with the boat sponsored by Duffields

They now hopefully go forward to represent Team GB at the World Championships and have a real chance against the best in the World

Tim Pendle also became the National K1 champion so is a double national champion which is a fantastic achievement

A huge Well done from everyone at Duffields

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